Thursday, May 22, 2008

SBD Dauntless

I was so surprised when, for my birthday, one of my presents included a model airplane, The SBD Dauntless dive bomber. I had
wanted a model airplane since a week before when I discovered the model section in our local Ben Franklin and Michaels craft stores. The SBD Dauntless was an amazing airplane, used during WWII as the US Navy's primary carrier-based dive bomber. It was a especially recognized after the Battle of Midway where it sunk 4 Japanese aircraft-carriers the Akagi, Kaga, Soryu and Hiryu. It was known to be able to absorb a lot of damage before it went down, for example after the battle of Coral Sea one SBD Dauntless returned from the battle with 200 holes in it's airframe! All and all it was a neat airplane. I am currently waiting to get the cement and paint I need to build it. I am so exited and my friends couldn't have picked a better model for my first try!

P.S. To learn more about the SBD Dauntless click here

1 comment:

Kimberly Atnip said...

Hello Victoria, thanks for the comment! It's good to hear from you! I remember you from back when we were in MO.
Love you blog!! Keep it up!
God Bless, Kimberly